Saturday, 24 June 2017

Press Release: Run for National Unity 2017

Thursday 15 th June, Petaling Jaya- HELP University and the Redberry Group will be organising the RUN for NATIONAL UNITY 2017 on Sept 16, 2017 in conjunction with Malaysia Day. The inaugural RUN was a success in 2016 and this year, it receives the support of the Department for National Unity and Integration. The tag line for this year is #Cintainegaraku.
Today the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Kurup was the Guest of Honour at the Launch held in Redberry City.
From left, Redberry Group Managing Director and CEO, Datuk Siew Ka Wei, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Dept, Tan Sri Joseph Kurup , Vice-Chancellor and President, HELP University, Datuk Dr Paul Chan
The Run for National Unity 2017 will begin from 7.30am on Sept 16 from Padang Merbok in Kuala Lumpur.

The Run is being held not only to promote national unity and harmony but also to raise funds for deserving students to pursue their tertiary education.

All nett proceeds from the Run will be channeled to a scholarship fund for these students from all races.

The Run will be in held in 13 categories:

Men Open International (All Ages) – 10km
Women Open International (All Ages) – 10km
Men Open Malaysian (18 years – 39 years) – 10km
Women Open Malaysian (18 years – 39 years) – 10km
Men Open Veteran Malaysian (40 years and above) – 10km
Women Open Veteran Malaysian (40 years and above) – 10km
Primary School Boys (7 years – 12 years) – 5km
Primary School Girls (7 years – 12 years) – 5km
Secondary School Boys (13 years – 17 years - 7km
Secondary School Girls (13 years – 17 years) -7km
Family team – 5km
Corporate Team- 5km
Special/OKU- 5km

The Run will be conducted under the rules and regulations of the Malaysian Athletics Federations (MAF) while the technical support will be provided by the Federal Territory Amateur Athletic Association (FTKLAA).

All finishers will receive medals and certificates at the Finish Line.

Besides getting a T-shirt and goodie bag, participants also stand to win attractive lucky draw prizes.

There will also be plenty of entertainment and other activities at Padang Merbok after the Run, including stage performances.

Entries for the RUN for NATIONAL UNITY 2017 are open NOW!

Walk in registration can be done at:
- FTKLAA Office, 2 nd Floor, Wisma OCM, Jalan Hang Jebat, 50150 Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-2715 2843, email: sportftaaa@hotmail.com), or
- Department of Student Affairs, HELP University, Jalan Semantan 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur (Tel: 03-2716 2131)

The operating hours for walk-in registration are 10am-5pm from Monday to Friday, and 10am-1pm on Saturdays.

Online entry is also available at www.myraceonline.com

Friday, 23 June 2017

Come Home To Good Food At Dave's Deli

Disclaimer : made my trip to Dave's Deli a few days before puasa month started and blogging about it only now. Hahaha
So Dave's Deli has this 30% off promo for the main meals on weekdays which is really, really damn (oh shoot, better don't swear when fasting) good value.

Plenty of selection to choose from and with generous portion too.

Taste wise - might not be so great but with the price I paid (after the 30% discount), I sure ain't gonna complain much.
I had the lamb chop. And after the discount, it cost me less than RM18.00!

Good value, man.

Quite like the mashed potatos too.
With a cup of cappuccino, I also enjoyed this massive slice of apple pie served with custard sauce and ice cream.

Indeed a fulfilling lunch.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Ramadan Blessings

We are almost at the tailend of Ramadan and is at the last stretch of this holy month of fasting and  focusing on our deeds.

I always feel sad when Ramadan is ending although I have to admit, Syawal is a joyous occasion.
It's a time to be charitable too, and we ourselves were at the receiving end of kind folks when our car's battery went dead last Friday.

I have to say, syukur for kind friends and syukur I am able to almost complete the whole of Ramadan. 

Plenty of people are already on leave tomorrow as schools are closed for the Hari Raya holiday starting from tomorrow. To those who are travelling to their hometown, safe travel.

Selamat menyambut Hari Raya Aidilfitri. 
Maaf Zahir dan Batin.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Augustman Run 2017

Augustman, the definitive men's network magazine is bringing to us a run come October 22nd, 2017. The magazine is a monthly men's luxury lifestyle publication and well, yeah... running is a lifestyle too. So, why not kan?

While Augustman is a men's magazine, the run is open to all genders so yeah, us female can join too! (And maybe can ogle at some handsome guys there too? *cross fingers*)

Augustman Run 2017 is the magazine's inaugural run and they had promised a fun race for all.

There are plenty of reasons to get excited about and join the run. Be it for new runners looking to upgrade from 5K or 10K races and also for seasoned runners.

One - the event tee sure looks great and classy. Saucony is the apparel sponsor so I'm certainly looking forward on getting this tee!

Two - the venue will be at Lot 10 and I heard that the route is a somewhat new route for us runners. Yeay!

Three - great post-run activities promised.

All I want is leng chais in suits at the finish line, waiting to hand me my medals, Can or not?

Just like Nagoya Women's Marathon and their Tiffany finisher pendant! Mwahaha
There is only one distance offered and that's 12K, for Men & Women Open, Men & Women Veteran.

But don't worry. I heard the cut-off time will be rather generous.

And oh yeah, do hurry and register because the early-bird rates will be ending on June 30th. It's RM65 for early bird and RM75 for normal fee.

Registration can be done at http://www.myracingevents.com/product/augustman-run

For fast runners, there'll be plenty of prizes too and not only for the top 3. There are prizes for the top 15 runners in each category. Way cool!
And us female runners have more reason to join.

Pendants for female runners who registered!

And for all runners, apart from getting the event tee and bib with timing chips. we are also getting a bib belt. Do away with pesky safety pin to fasten your bib or bib tacks. Get the exclusive Augustman bib belt instead. Hehehe
After the run, we can redeem a complimentary Starbucks drinks summore. Ai laikey...

So, come come. Join me and run in the Augustman Run 2017.

Details :
Registration link (again)
http://www.myracingevents.com/product/augustman-run

Date
October 22, 2017

Venue
Lot 10 Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur

Flag off Time
6.45am

Categories
Men Open (18-39 years old)
Men Veteran (40 years old and above)
Women Open (18 - 34 years old)
Women Veteran (35 years old and above)

Registration Fees
Early Bird RM65 (until June 30th 2017)
Normal RM75 (July 1st onwards)

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Press Release: RBC Race for the Kids returns to Kuala Lumpur on 29 October 2017

The 5km fun run aims to raise RM 90,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities  (RMHC) Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 17 June 2017 – Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) today announced that RBC Race for the Kids will return to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 29 October 2017 at the scenic Perdana Botanical Gardens.

The 5km non-competitive charity run is expected to attract more than 1,800 runners and walkers of all ages in support of RBC’s charity partner, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia. RBC and RMHC Malaysia aim to raise more than RM 90,000 to fund a third Ronald McDonald Sensory Room at Sekolah Semangat Maju Taiping (SSMT) for children with learning disabilities, autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.

“We’re proud that RBC Race for the Kids Kuala Lumpur is again partnering with RMHC Malaysia to support children in need,” said Andy Allen, Head of RBC Investor & Treasury Services Malaysia. “RBC is a strong advocate of RMHC Malaysia’s longstanding efforts to help young people and we look forward to another successful event in 2017.”

The inaugural RBC Race for the Kids in 2016 raised RM 200,000, easily exceeding RBC and RMHC Malaysia’s fundraising target, and attracted more than 1,500 participants. The funds enabled RMHC Malaysia to build two Sensory Rooms in the Klang Valley.

“We are raising the bar this year and aim to attract even more participants in support of this wonderful cause,” said Victor Sim, Vice President, RMHC Malaysia. “More than 5,000 children in Malaysia have so far benefited from our Sensory Rooms, which stimulate sight, sound, touch and smell to help build cognitive skills and self-confidence.”

RBC Race for the Kids takes place in more than 15 locations around the world including London, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Sydney, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur, attracting more than 124,000 participants. Since its launch in New York in 2009, RBC Race for the Kids has raised over US$27 million for children’s charities around the globe.

For more information on the event and how to register, please visit RBC Race for the Kids Kuala Lumpur.

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